Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tying out a new Blog

Hello to the 29 people who follow this blog. *waves*
I know I haven't posted in a looooooooooooong time...
I am going to start blogging on a new blog It's Elementary mainly about our homeschooling journey. I'd love it if you joined me...?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Rediscovering Christmas Bible Challenge


This year I have been looking for ways to teach the girls about the ture meaning and reason for Christmas.

I came across a post on Welcome to Our Wonderland where she suggested the Rediscovering Christmas Bible Challenge.

Specifically we would be reading one chapter and the Gospel of Luke every day for the 24 days leading up to Christmas.

I think this will be a great thing to as a family. I am planning to do the reading in the evenings before the girls go to bed, so we (DH included) can enjoy the reading together.

If you would like to join in checkout Welcome to Our Wonderland for more info, and link up!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The post with the Dragon

When Daniel had to go into work yesterday to do some stuff, he invited us all to go with him. Daniel is a computer technician at a local Christian school, so we had fun hanging out, playing on the computers and checking out their new library.

As I walked out of one of the class rooms a heard this little guy scurrying away.

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A bearded dragon!


I ran back into the room to grab Georgia and Evie. Georgia is fascinated by Lizards at the moment.

Definitely the highlight on our day. Winking smile

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Stacking the Cards in My Favour!

Christmas cards that is.

I am terrible at giving out Christmas cards. Honestly at least half of last years Christmas cards are still sitting on the shelf right there, 12 months later.

That is how bad I am at Christmas card sending.

This year however I am shooting for a 100% success rate. This year I am going with Shutterfly. Not just because it’s easy and I am almost guaranteed to be able to follow up on giving them out, but because they have an incredible range of Christmas photo cards available.

I love photo cards. They are personal, special and truly meaningful.

The available designs are super cute, for example;

So simple and sweet.

Who can pick just one?

In fact I don’t think it’s going to be easy to choose just one design.

And why stop at cards!? Why not grab a calendar for an easy gift?

Aww, I think DH may be finding one of these in his stocking, and maybe one for the girls grandmothers, and….

I just love the photo canvases


I can picture a whole wall of these. All different sizes.

Another reason I am loving Shutterfly for Christmas cards is because they are offering Bloggers 50 FREE cards. Merry Christmas!

Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly… sign up:

Monday, November 15, 2010

While we should have been doing ‘school work’…

… we had a great time building card board doll houses.

A couple of small boxes, some scrapbook paper, and some toilet rolls, together with some school glue and a couple of hours spare time and you get something like this;


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Trip to the Adelaide museum

We decided fairly spontaneously to make a trip to the Adelaide museum. When we lived in the city we would visit the museum regularly but since moving to the country we haven’t been at all.


We had a really great day. Evie and Georgia were on their best behaviour the whole day. We spent hour walking around the museum and they didn’t complain even once. I am so proud.IMG_6740

Georgia has an interest (read: obsession!) with lizards at the moment so that was her favourite part. All around the museum Georgia kept telling me about the ‘alligator ride’, I kept telling her their were no rides here, just things to look at. Eventually I realised she meant to say ‘elevator’. Little cutie!


Evie loved seeing the whale skeletons, because we learnt about whales this week. She also like seeing the Egyptian mummies.IMG_6744IMG_6742

Everyone likes the stuffed animals, of course.

Afterwards we went to the tea shop for iced chocolates and chai (best chai EVER).


Friday, November 12, 2010

Need a Builder?

…I have two.

Daniel had some scrap timber lying around from building the chicken coop. He said he didn’t need it so I found another use for it.


Evie is balancing out the sea-saw she made.


a fun little cubby


Going river rafting.

A full afternoon of out door play (a rare thing around here lately), you gotta love that!